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Old 05-02-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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cooling down tank

Hey guys i was just wondering if you knew how to cool down a tank without chiller or ice cubes. What i was thinking was to freeze a water bottle and putting in sump to kool everythin down but wat if i go on vacation?

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That'll work in an emergency situation, sure.

Otherwise, for a more long-term solution you can run a decent sized fan accross your sump.

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But with that I would have some kind of auto top-up (unless you have someone who can do it for you while on vacation) as you will have a fair amount of evaporation and that can really increase the salinity.
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I added one of these to my sump, worked fine tank temp stays between 78-80 on my 55g. I use a 20g all glass aquarium as a sump so I did have to cut part of the black lip that is used to support lids but it is working like a charm so far Azoo cooling fan
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